Posted by Lieutenant Si’Rek (Chief Engineer) in Main Sim - Outside Survey of the Ship (Tag Finnegan, GM)
Si’rek walked outside the ship for the first time and stopped. He constricted his pupils to adjust for the difference in artificial and natural light, and then started walking away from the ship at a brisk pace.
He walked as fare as he could while still having the ship in plain sight, and then stopped and turned around, surveying the attitude and orientation of the Asimov, and trying to determine visually at first if there were any glaring structural or support issues that needed to be addressed first.
Finn stayed closer to the ship, powering on the tricorder and scanning the nearby trees for stresses that would indicate imminent fracture or collapse. Structurally, trees were fantastic as load bearers - they were essentially columns around columns, and roots helped distribute the weight across the ground below. The Asimov hadn’t come in directly atop, though, and her weight wouldn’t likely be evenly distributed, leading to the potential for a very precarious position.
He took a deep breath, not realizing how much he’d missed the fresh air. There was a clear difference between the recycled air aboard a space vessel and this, with the scents of nature mixed in, that earthy smell one only gets away from civilization. He was suddenly reminded of the time her and - What was her name? Alora, yes. - had snuck off into the woods near the Academy. He grinned at the memory before refocusing on the readings at hand.
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